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From pleuro- +‎ peritoneum.


pleuroperitoneum (plural not attested)

  1. (anatomy) The pleural and peritoneal membranes, or the membrane lining the body cavity and covering the surface of the enclosed viscera; the peritoneum; used especially in the case of those animals in which the body cavity is not divided.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pleuroperitoneum in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)